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Old 10-14-2019, 05:57 AM   #1
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During my last trip this year my CO2 detector was chirping when I hooked up to shore power. I pushed the reset, and it stopped. Didn't think anything of it and the rest of the weekend went fine.
I brought the camper home and detached, chirping again when I went in after attaching to power at home. Got me wondering....
I went to move the unit yesterday, hitched up, plugged the unit up to my truck and attempted to raise the landing gear, nothing. I replugged into shore power and raised the landing gear with no problem.
So I deducted that when plugged into my truck, I have no power....
Could that be due to a dead battery in the trailer??????
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:25 AM   #2
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You should have 12 volt power with and without the truck plugged in. The camper battery without and the truck battery + the camper battery when plugged in to the truck. Is the battery in the camper good and charged? Have you checked for 12 volt on your truck at the 7 way plug? Not sure on your ford but some have to be running to have power at the 7 way plug. Even with a dead camper battery you should have 12 volt to the landing gear when you plug the truck and camper up.
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:18 AM   #3
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The CO chirping indicates 2 things, #1 get out or #2 dead RV battery.
With the small gauge battery wire from your truck to the plug I doubt would be enough to overcome dead or very weak RV batteries, maybe hooked up with truck running for several hours.
With a 2015 RV you're due for new batteries if they are the originals, 4-5 years is about the life of deep cycle batteries even with they've been properly maintained.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:32 AM   #4
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Thanks, that's what I thought.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:55 PM   #5
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re: CO alarm/ battery

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During my last trip this year my CO2 detector was chirping when I hooked up to shore power. I pushed the reset, and it stopped. Didn't think anything of it and the rest of the weekend went fine.
I brought the camper home and detached, chirping again when I went in after attaching to power at home. Got me wondering....
I went to move the unit yesterday, hitched up, plugged the unit up to my truck and attempted to raise the landing gear, nothing. I replugged into shore power and raised the landing gear with no problem.
So I deducted that when plugged into my truck, I have no power....
Could that be due to a dead battery in the trailer??????
Recommend: 1) SAFETY GLASSES, CHECK BATTERY WATER LEVEL; 2: while on shoreline, check CONVERTER/ CHARGER CHARGING VOLTAGE?; (Should be 13.2-14.6vdc) 3) after charging several hours, disconnect battery for 30-minutes and check BATTERY VOLTAGE? (should be 12.0 to 12.7); if less, have vendor charge/ test? 4) WHAT IS date/ age of battery? (Landing gear might work if truck runs 1-hours charging battery, if battery good?)
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:38 AM   #6
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Common problem _ Just disconnecting the battery for few seconds will reset it.
Has happened to me a few times in the past.
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